Putin announced the decision on the election in a statement, the analyst believes

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin holds a meeting in the village of Tankhoy in the Baikal state nature biosphere reserve. 3 August 2017Putin announced the decision on the election in a statement, the analyst believes© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on participation in the presidential elections of 2018 will be announced in the answer to someone’s question, and in the action statement of the President, said political analyst Gleb Kuznetsov.

Putin is on a working visit in Buryatia. During the meeting the question of liquidation of consequences of forest fires in the Republic of Buryatia and the Irkutsk region via video link before the President delivered one of the residents whose house was damaged in a fire. At the end of his story, he said: «we Have to ask you: when are the next presidential elections, we all ask you to stand for the post». The President thanked and said I’d think about it.

«People are naturally worried: like before the election, a lot of time, and like already bit. Of course, this topic on the agenda is present. But the final decision of the President — I think it will not be the answer to someone’s question, and some of the initiative statement by the President. And look forward to it,» — said Kuznetsov to RIA Novosti.

The expert refrained from making predictions about when a decision can be announced.

«It could be today, maybe in October. Mr Putin is a strong leader who is accustomed to dominate the agenda, accordingly, he will choose the time, the most suitable», — he added.